Sales for Nintendo Co.’s Wii hardware fell held in fifth place in retail data from Japan.

Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Wii sold 6,818 units between July 2 and July 8 to rank No. 5 in overall sales.

By comparison, the Wii sold 6,987 units the week prior.

The hardware did not rank any software titles in the top 10 for the week.

Nintendo in Apr. recorded a $460 million loss for the fiscal year amid lower-than-expected sales of the Nintendo 3DS handheld and the Wii console.

In the year it sold 9.8 million Wii consoles, down from an estimate of 13 million.

The Wii holds a global install base of 51 million units.

Nintendo will release Wii U, the successor the Wii hardware, in 2012.

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